Uncle Shawn exists because I'm terrified of growing older. Over the past few years, so many young people (mostly young men) have tagged me with the designation of "uncle." Maybe it is the way I am with them--firm, but fair--or maybe it is the bum knee, grey hairs, and paunch that has elevated me to elder status. If I were called "OG," I don't think I would feel the way that I do, but alas.
By naming this site (and podcast) "Uncle Shawn," I am facing the stark reality of my growing older, and I need to face it head on. I wish I were more like Indiana Jones, "It's not the years, it's the miles" but it is the years, dammit! The years and the miles have taught me some things that I would like to share with you all.
Please do not take anything here as advice, or gospel. My experience is my experience. But I'm sharing in hopes of you finding something valuable in what I've been through.